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Following on from her presentation at the Families In Global Transistion (FIGT) 20th Annual Conference in Amsterdam this Spring, Lucy Greenwood was delighted to be invited to speak to members of the newly relaunched Washington DC FIGT Affiliate Group at the World Bank in Washington DC on 4 June. The talk was partnered by World Bank Family Network.

Families in Global Transition is a forum for globally mobile individuals, families, and those working with them. They promote cross-sector connections for sharing research and developing best practices that support the growth, success and well-being of people crossing cultures around the world.

Lucy's presentation was entitled:

" National rights don't necessarily move with youWhen the music stops for a transnational family:which court and which laws apply?"

The talk covered some of the more significant family law considerations that couples and families should be aware about if they are contemplating or have already moved abroad or if they are moving inter-state, inter-territory or even to another country in the UK.

The response to the talk illustrated just how little people know about what might happen to their legal rights when they move abroad, despite their potential considerable relevance and significance.

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Lucy Greenwood is a Partner at iFLG. Lucy has a very broad depth of experience and knowledge in resolving family issues having specialised exclusively in the field of family law for over 20 years. Lucy has a particular specialism in the drafting of pre-nuptial and post–nuptial agreements having done a large number of such agreements involving many parts of the world.


Lucy Greenwood

The International Family Law Group LLP

5 June 2018